The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club serves all communities in Santa Cruz County, California and neighboring areas. Our emphasis is telescope observing, family participation, and public enjoyment of the wonders of the starry night. See the calendar below for our schedule...

We meet on the Second  Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm, at the Santa Margarita Meeting Room at the Scotts Valley Water District Offices, and hold several star parties per month. 

We hold a monthly 'star party' at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, starting about sunset (its fully dark typically 90 minutes after sunset) as weather allows..

Various of our club members volunteer to provide a viewing experience to the public. We may randomly do sidewalk astronomy around the area, as well as occasional school and camp groups.

If you're thinking of coming to one of our viewing events, its always a good idea to check the club's email list for last minute updates.

To join our club, supply the information on this form, either printed with a check for the dues, or via email and paypal the dues to treasurer@astronomy.santa-cruz.ca.us

Mail Lists

The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club maintains an email list for its members.  This list is used for announcements, event planning, and general discussions related to our club and Astronomy.

To subscribe to this list, or change your list options, visit the list information page

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